What's happening in Sydney this weekend?

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We’ve never had a bad weekend that started with champagne.”

It’s set to be the weekend of cultural classics in Sydney. The Arts are feeling reminiscent, reimagining Disney fairytales, classic Australian comedies and nostalgic family-favourites, and can’t wait. Discover what’s happening in Sydney this weekend through the eyes of InterContinental.

1.Sleeping Beauty: A Ballet Fairytale encores in Sydney

David McAllister’s spectacular Sleeping Beauty unfolds like a rose, waking Sydney up to a world of 19th Century ballet spinning with lavish costumes, Chaikovsky’s celebrated scores and of course, story-book romance. The Australian Ballet fairytale production arrives for an encore season in Sydney from 11 - 25 November. We won’t sleep a wink till we see it, book here.  


2.Our Version of a Modern Day Classic: A Champagne start to your day

Is it too early for Champagne? Never. Take inspiration from Sleeping Beauty and set your alarm a little later, you may miss breakfast but you'll make it just in time for Simon Veauvy's Brunch In The Cortile. We're keeping in theme and providing Sydney with another classic: bottled poetry. Brunch In The Cortile welcomes you with a champagne flute upon arrival, and Sydney, that's a classic that's never going out of style. Find out more information here.               

3.Newtown Festival Outdoor Cinema presents a nostalgic family-favourite

The annual Newtown Festival is back this weekend, teaming up with Urbane to raise funds for Newtown Neighbourhood Centre. On the eve of Sunday’s festival, enjoy a night under the stars with an outdoor screening of old family favourite, The Goonies, in Camperdown Memorial Rest Park. Did we mention Urbane is providing free popcorn and tickets are only $5 with all funds going towards a very worthy cause?  Book your ticket here.


4.The Reimagining of an Australian Icon: Muriel’s Wedding…. The Musical!

Muriel Heslop is back – undateable, unemployable, unstoppable and in our opinion, undeniably hilarious. InterContinental Sydney’s own Garry Lewis, our resident arts and culture fanatic, went to Sydney Theatre’s pre-screening show this week and came to work the next morning still in hysterics, encouraging all at InterContinental to go and see the show as soon as possible. PJ Hogan brings the story into the modern era, and introduces Abba classics for that extra hit of nostalgia. Don’t miss out on this reimagining of an Australian classic, you can find all the information you need here.

5.The City of Sydney goes old-school romantic with seasonal gift: flowers for all

The City of Sydney will be going old-school romantic this Sunday - giving away plants and flowers from their spring floral displays to all Sydneysiders. You pick up a pot of flowers or herbs from Sydney Park at 8am on Sunday morning for a gold coin donation towards the RSPCA. Fill your home with Sydney’s brightest flora, all in the name of flourishing Australia’s native fauna.  

*photo credit: Australian Ballet and Sydney Theatre Company. 
November 10, 2017